My Real Life Mom-Friendly Outfits

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Wear it: casual work meeting, coffee, brunch, retail therapy, happy hour.

sunglasses – Oakley (patio sample sale); a splurge, 10 years daily wear

scarf – UncommonGoods (gifted)

graphic t-shirt – Kohl’s

long button-down overshirt, boots & purse – ROSS

skinny jeans – Forever 21

cuff – borrowed

nails – biosculpture gel by Polished (gifted)

Outfit total = $138.96 (minus $60 sunglasses = $78.96)

By Lisa Miller

As moms, casual everyday outfits are our bread and butter. Looking put-together doesn’t require Prada; it requires skillful dressing and make-uping in five minutes flat while tying little shoes and throwing Cheerios on the table. In other words, easy to slip-on, coordinated clothing is a godsend. Oh, and life-friendly colors, cuts and materials matter more than showering (there’s always dry-shampoo for that).

With two little girls running around, I’m a mom just like you. Over the years, I’ve shared some of my top-secret personal tips for looking stylish on a mom’s busy schedule and nearly nonexistent me-time . The following pictures are not Vogue-quality. They are, however, realistic and affordable – no $900 price tags here.  In fact, all are under $100, allowing for some creative math. (If an item has been in use 5+ years and qualifies, by my personal rules, as splurge-worthy, it no longer adds into the cost of today’s outfits). You may even be able to recreate some of them with pieces already in your dresser. After all, they came out of mine.

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Wear it: dropping the kids at school, the playground, running errands, kids sporting event.

beanie & leggings – Forever 21

graphic t-shirt – Kohl’s

necklace – Cutie Gems for Emerald Cuff (gifted)

purse & booties – ROSS

sweater – gift

Outfit total = $49.95

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Wear it: lunch with friends, dropping the kids off at school, out to coffee, casual date night.

sunglasses – Oakley (patio sample sale); splurge noted earlier

shirt, cuff, jacket & skinny jeans – Forever 21

necklace – garage sale

envelope clutch – vintage (borrowed)

booties – Free People. A splurge, six years

Outfit total = $329.99 (minus $60 sunglasses & $199 booties = $70.99)

casual outfit l MOMMYSTYLIST.COM
Wear it: lunch with friends, out for coffee, errands, dropping the kids off at school.

jacket – Laura’s House Boutique

scarf – Styles

cami & t-shirt – Forever 21

leggings – Ruby Ribbon (gifted)

boots – ROSS

bracelet – borrowed

envelope clutch – vintage (borrowed)

Outfit total = $52.99

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Wear it: running errands, mommy-and-me class, dropping the kids off at school.

sunglasses – Oakley (patio sample sale); as noted earlier

necklace – Forever 21

sweater – JC Penny’s (Black Friday sale)

tank top – Old Navy

jeans, boots & bag – ROSS

Outfit total = $129.96 (minus $60 sunglasses = $69.96)

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Wear it: running errands, yoga, mommy-and-me class, dropping the kids off at school

cami, cuff, leggings & boots – Forever 21

tunic & necklace – Emerald Cuff (gifted)

purse – ROSS

sunglasses – Oakley (patio sample sale); as noted earlier

rings – gifts

Outfit total = $111.95 (minus $60 sunglasses = $51.95)

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Wear it: flea market, shopping, field trip chaperone, work from home.

red cuff – vintage (borrowed)

dress, wood bead bracelet & necklace – gifts

bag – borrowed

sweater – JC Penny (Black Friday sale)

booties – Free People; splurge noted earlier

Outfit total = $208.98 (minus $199 booties = $9.98)

casual date night outfit l www.mommystylist.com
Wear it: date night, casual office, happy hour, playhouse.

blouse, bag, blazer & heels – ROSS

necklace & bracelet – garage sale

turquoise ring – gift

shorts – 99dresses app

Outfit total = $78.97

casual outfit l www.mommystylist.com
Wear it: coffee, casual meeting, brunch, errands, field trip, child’s sporting event.

beanie & necklaces – Forever 21

sweater – ROSS

dress – Walmart

booties – Free People; splurge noted earlier

bag & bracelet – borrowed

rings – gifts

Outfit total = $229.97 (minus $199 booties = $30.97)

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Wear it: lounging, family breakfast at a cute cafe, field trip, casual day.

hat – vintage (gift)

sweater – JC Penny (Black Friday sale)

jacket & leggings – Forever 21

necklace – garage sale

rings – gifts

skirt – Kohl’s

boots – DSW (clearance); splurge snow/rain boots, five years

Outfit total = $240.98 (minus $189 boots = $51.98)

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